My Bloody Valentine have finally made their music widely available on streaming services.
The shoegaze pioneers, who were years-long hold-outs against streaming, put most of their catalog on streaming services and online stores yesterday (March 31): namely, their debut album Isn’t Anything (1988), the iconic Loveless (1991) and their comeback record m b v (2013).
My Bloody Valentine have also released a series of EPs recorded between 1988 and 1991 as a compilation (though this is unavailable in North America). The band will also be reissuing much of their back catalogue on vinyl in May—pre-orders are available now.
The news comes following My Bloody Valentine signing to Domino Records—a decision motivated by frontman Kevin Shields’ desire to work with an independent label and not a major one, he told the New York Times.
Shields also told the publication that My Bloody Valentine plan to release two new albums—the first “warm and melodic” and the second more experimental. Both will diverge from Shield’s “very traditional” writing process to date, he said. Though Shields did not give a release timeline for the records, guitarist-vocalist Bilinda Butcher said “they’ll probably be finished by the end of the year.”
Find more information on My Bloody Valentine’s vinyl reissues here and stream their music on Spotify below:
Check out ten essential My Bloody Valentine songs here.